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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1220
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S1220 - Details
S1220 - Summary
Eliminates the MTA's exemption from environmental quality review standards established by article 8 of the environmental conservation law.
S1220 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1220 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to eliminating the metropolitan commuter transportation authority's environmental quality review exemption PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would eliminate special exemptions to the State Environmental Quality Review Act that apply solely to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivisions 3 and 11 of section 1266 of the public authorities law by removing language which exempts the metropolitan commuter transportation authority from environmental quality review under article eight of the environmental conservation law. Section 2 sets forth an immediate effective date. JUSTIFICATION: The State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) is New York State's fundamental environmental protection law. It requires government agencies to consider the potential environmental impacts of actions they propose to take before making any decision to take those actions. There are several exemptions to SEQRA sprinkled throughout the
S1220 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1220 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to eliminating the metropolitan commuter transportation authority's environmental quality review exemption THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 3 and 11 of section 1266 of the public author- ities law, subdivision 3 as amended and subdivision 11 as added by chap- ter 314 of the laws of 1981, are amended to read as follows: 3. The authority may establish, levy and collect or cause to be estab- lished, levied and collected and, in the case of a joint service arrangement, join with others in the establishment, levy and collection of such fares, tolls, rentals, rates, charges and other fees as it may deem necessary, convenient or desirable for the use and operation of any transportation facility and related services operated by the authority or by a subsidiary corporation of the authority or under contract, lease or other arrangement, including joint service arrangements, with the authority. Any such fares, tolls, rentals, rates, charges or other fees for the transportation of passengers shall be established and changed only if approved by resolution of the authority adopted by not less than a majority vote of the whole number of members of the authority then in office, with the chairman having one additional vote in the event of a tie vote, and only after a public hearing, provided however, that fares, tolls, rentals, rates, charges or other fees for the transportation of passengers on any transportation facility which are in effect at the time that the then owner of such transportation facility becomes a subsidiary corporation of the authority or at the time that operation of such transportation facility is commenced by the authority or is commenced under contract, lease or other arrangement, including joint EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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